Partitioning help in bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by fishy2k8, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. fishy2k8 macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    I am trying to partition my HD for xp and when it is trying to partition i get an error that says that my disk can't be verified or something and it says to use disk utility to repair it... so i go to disk utility and click check verification and i get these results:
    Verifying volume “Chris' HD”
    Checking HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    Volume Header needs minor repair
    The volume Chris' HD needs to be repaired.

    Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit

    1 HFS volume checked
    Volume needs repair

    it wont let me press the repair button either... please help, i really need my photoshop on here, thanks

    anyone happen to know if adobe will switch out a windows Photoshop CS2 license for a MAC license??? thanks
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    You can't repair a volume that's mounted, and you can't unmount the volume the system's booted off of. To repair that volume you need to boot from your system recovery DVD that came with your computer and use the copy of Disk Utility on there. Just be sure you don't go ahead and "restore" your system, since that'll wipe everything. But running a repair from the Disk Utility on the DVD will leave all your data alone. :)
  3. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    what would cause this problem?
    and how would i run a repair from the dvd without wiping it?
  4. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    how to i use the restore dvd's disk utility without wiping my hd?
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
  6. fishy2k8 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2006
    thanks for that link, i got my drive repaired and partitioned, thanks to you guys
    thanks again

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